Executive Committee Meeting Notes

Friday, July 25, 2008

8:30 a.m., Kupa’a 202


In attendance: Herman Andaya, Lori Govaars, Kerry Holokai, Michele Katsutani, Diane Meyer, Karen Muraoka, Suzette Robinson, Clyde Sakamoto, Mona Stevenson, Alvin Tagomori

Guest:  Cindy Yamamoto



Agenda Item

Discussion Notes

Action Items

1.     Maui’s economic situation & displaced employees

       Discussion of recent layoffs & Rapid Response resources; hotel education credits being offered

       Need to look at ways to reduce costs in culinary; possibly growing own food products

       Weekend college response has been good (47 students); class needs vary; counselors working with individual students who have already earned credits

       A system is needed to evaluate career objectives, develop a strong assessment process for weekend college applicants

       Discussion on how best to address evening students’ career counseling/assessment needs. Career connections; mandatory orientation; press releases with specific dates and times of evening classes suggested

       Department orientations needed for new faculty

       Need to find ways to be continually connected with employers; anticipate their needs; respond to them thoughtfully and respectfully


       Clyde to contact leadership to address needs & support; Alvin to be point contact

       Suzette to contact Ann to discuss home gardening.  Contact made; discussions underway

       Cindy Y. to follow up with Robert Burton on well testing & water storage

       Community needs requests are to be passed on to VC Suzette Robinson

2.     Enrollment reports

       Currently at 2289 vs. 2187 last year; 1336 are continuing; breakdown by majors shared. Fall applications 1770 vs. 1495 last year

       Student Services contacting students enrolled but not yet registered.

       Summer enrollment is 666

       Callers finding out that many students have moved/left island

       Potential Kulanaa’o residents, 75-80; Hale Haumana, 26 confirmed

       Status of position vacancies shared

       New student orientation attendance & response good

       Eryck Quesada to be contacted to improve housing links on website.

1.     Authorizations to Plan

       Suzette contacted Margaret Christensen for IT & Mark Hoffman for Applied Engineering; no faculty lead yet identified for Sustainable Sciences; Gerontology still needs to be refined

       Michele will request that appropriate Academic Senate committees review new programs in a timely manner

2.     University Center

       Karen provided updates.

       Karen will provide program maps next week; goal is for all program maps to be available by start of spring semester

3.     Vacancies / new hires

       Richard Hill, ABIT Humanities; Jennifer Owen, Art; Dr. Park, Electrical Optics; Karolyn Morris, Math; Adam Wong, Po`okela Director; Leilani Sakamoto, Title III; Carlton Atay, Sustainable Construction Technology; Rosemary Perreira, Dental Hygiene. In process: HOST, Instructional Designer, Retention Coordinator, Sustainable Sciences positions


4.     Budget Status

       Cindy shared & reviewed information; tuition increases have been factored in. Latest tuition status $1,667,457.00 as of 7/20/08; 14.4% less than last year at same time

       Summer is $356,179, up 5.4% from last year same time

       Reductions & adjustments were discussed & explained.

       Early admit = 63 students

       Deficit accounts were discussed

       Crucial to build tuition fees and special funds



5.     Institutional Support position status

       Business Office, two RTRF vacancies; working on position descriptions

       Computing Services CO & clerk pending reorganization & updating of position description. IT pending funding available

       O&M Janitor II, committee reviewing applications; Janitor

Janitor III, interviews scheduled. General laborer III, interviews to be scheduled.


6.     National Science day

       12/3/08 National Science day at MCC


7.     Convocation design

       To be held on August 18 in the afternoon; redesigning focus of activities

       Lecturer participation is encouraged


8.     Upcoming events

       August 7, 2008 weekend college student orientation

       August 14, 2008; 4:30 p.m. Mu’o Title III program